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Bribery & Corruption

Namibia Information

Those arriving in Namibia via Windhoek International Airport are likely to notice the large billboard announcing that they should not offer bribes while in Namibia. While this may create the impression that you are likely to be asked to pay bribes frequently the reality is that bribery is fairly uncommon around the country.

There have been isolated reports of police offices soliciting bribes at road blocks - although we are not entirely sure that these are factual. Our advice would be to refuse to pay if anyone did ask you for a bribe. Also remember there are NO spot fines in Namibia so if anyone tries to solicit money from you in this manner politely decline and move along.

Corruption is dealt with by the Anti Corruption Commission and if you do come across anything untoward they would probably like to hear from you

They had been corrupted by money, and he had been corrupted by sentiment. Sentiment was the more dangerous, because you couldn't name its price. A man open to bribes was to be relied upon below a certain figure, but sentiment might uncoil in the heart at a name, a photograph, even a smell remembered. Graham Greene

Namibia Travel Information